Tollgate knows that getting rid of pine needles, pine cones, and yard debris is a priority for homeowners. Removal of debris from your property helps tremendously in fire reduction for the upcoming spring and improves the visual aspects of our homes. With that in mind, there are many options for removal of home debris: use the dumpster Tollgate has provided for homeowners, take your debris to a County Transfer Station, or burning your debris.
Here’s some important information to remember:
If you choose to burn, you MUST apply for and follow Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire Department’s burn permit regulations. Go here for your permit and information.
Consider letting your neighbors know ahead of time that you’re planning to have a legal burn pile, in the event they are sensitive to smoke and take appropriate steps to mitigate the smoke.
Considering the environmental and health risks associated with debris burning, alternatives to burning are strongly encouraged within Tollgate. Here are some available options:
- Tollgate HOA provides a FREE debris dumpster for your PERSONAL PROPERTY debris right here in Tollgate near the maintenance building. (No large stumps or branches and no bags permitted)
- Tollgate HOA provides a FREE debris trailer for COMMON AREA clean up: The Tollgate dump trailer is available to use to clean up the pine cone, needle and seedling buildup on the common area. The Tollgate maintenance staff will deliver, pick up and dump the contents of the trailer at no charge to you. Sign up for the Dump Trailer. (More dates will be available in the Spring)
- The County offers low cost yard debris disposal at local collection sites. Create and maintain defensible space around your home and recycle your needles, branches, brush, shrubs and limbs for FREE during the yearly fire free weekends available late May through early June! (No sod, dirt, rock, lumber metal, trash, plastics (including plastic bags) or stumps over 12″ diameter.)